How To Take an Insta-Worthy Tripod Pic

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Would you have guessed this picture was taken on a tripod?  More than half of my pictures are taken by yours truly via my trusty tripod.  I originally started taking pics with Amanda (that’s her name) because I lived alone, didn’t have anyone to take a picture (Ryan hadn’t appeared yet!)…nor did I want anyone to take one of me!  I had no idea how to pose.  In walks Amanda the tripod and the rest is history!  Now for how to get the insta-worthy shot in 5 easy steps!

How to Get the Shot

1. Order the tripod with the phone attachment.  I use my iPhone X for all of my photos, it’s easy (I always have it with me) and the picture is AMAZE!

2. Take your gear to the location you want to shoot.  Start somewhere comfortable like your coach!  Then you can venture out to your porch… and maybe even one day outside your hotel room in CA (like I did when I was working out there!)

3. Get your tripod setup.  When I am doing full body shots I move the tripod down to the lowest setting (seen here).  This makes me appear taller and thinner (I am 5′ 3″ on a good day!).  For my half body shots I take those on the highest setting and look up slightly to the camera (I just think this angle is cute).

4. Get your phone set up.  I use the self-timer mode on my phone set to 10 seconds on burst mode.  That way I can move with the picture and make it look more natural!  If you want you can get a self-timer.  This one works with your smart phone.  Also this is a good time to add music to help you relax and get into the mood!

5. Get the shot!  I press the camera button, start counting down from 10, and get into the shot.  This way I know when the pictures are going to start shooting!  After each burst of 10 pictures I go back look at the pictures and adjust… When I started out I would cut off my head or feet a lot!  And I still do sometimes LOL.  During this step is when I learned how to pose, working with myself I am able to try new poses I might not when someone else is getting the shot.

Now for the test!  Which photos do you think were taken with a tripod?!

Let me know your guesses in the comments!  I will announce which ones were taken with a tripod Friday 11/16!  Hint: there are 5!  I would also love if you tag me in your new tripod pics.  I can’t wait to see how good you look!

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xoxo E

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